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Carrie Craft

Foster Parenting Challenges - Telling a Foster Child They Are Moving

By January 11, 2013

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Fostering brings with it many rewards, but it also comes with its difficulties too. One of those moments happened for us this past spring when we had to tell two foster children that we deeply cared about that we were relocating and could not take them with us. The day of the move was full of tears - for everyone involved.

It was important to help the children transition into the new foster home in the smoothest way possible. I think we all did the best we could under the circumstances, but it still didn't feel very good.

How do you explain a move to the foster children in your home? What do you do to cope with the emotions - your own, your family's and the child's? Click "comments" and share your experiences or tips.

Suggested Reading:
How to Explain a Move to a Child in Foster Care
Sometimes moves are due to reunification. - What Are the Steps to Family Reunification within the Foster Care System?
Why Do Foster Care Disruptions Occur?
Help a Foster Child Move with Dignity with a Fun Decorated Tote

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